Uri terror attack: Modi chairs high-level meet

Home Minister Rajnath Singh. File photo.  

Top Developments
  1. Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, along with Army chief General Dalbir Singh, pays tribute to the 17 jawans.
  2. Mortal remains of the soldiers being flown to their respective destinations by IAF An-32s.
  3. Digvijay Singh, in a series of tweets, makes a strong pitch for building strong international pressure to isolate Pakistan

 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday chaired a high-level meeting, attended by top Ministers and officials on the deadly terror attack in Uri. Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag were among those who attended the meeting.

Earlier, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday reviewed the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir and the border areas of the State.

The top security brass briefed the Prime Minister on the prevailing ground situation in Kashmir Valley in the wake of the terror attack at a Brigade Headquarters in which 17 soldiers were killed, official sources said.

 

 

5.00 p.m.

A spokesperson of Ministry of Defence told The Hindu that the special aircraft carrying the bodies of Sepoy Gangadhar Dalui of Jamuna Balia village in Howrah and Sepoy Biswajit Ghorai from Sagar island will arrive at 2000 hrs at the Kolkata Airport in a special Indian Air Force (IAF) flight. |Read more

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3.24 p.m.

Meanwhile, the Bihar government has announced Rs. 5 lakh as compensation to the families of the martyred soldiers from the State. The government has also declared that the last rites all the soldiers would be performed with state honours. More...

3.04 p.m.

One more jawan succumbs to injuries; toll rises to 18 in attack.

1.14 p.m.

U.P. Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav announces financial assistance of Rs. 20 lakh each to the families of jawans from UP, who lost their lives in the attack.

12.05 p.m.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi chairs a meeting on the attack.

11.36 a.m.

Congress leader Digvijay Singh, in a series of tweets, makes a strong pitch for building strong international pressure to isolate Pakistan and stresses on looking into the “failure” of the Army to protect its camp near the LoC.

Eighteen soldiers were killed in an attack by militants in Uri area of Baramulla district on Sunday morning.

Eighteen soldiers were killed in an attack by militants in Uri area of Baramulla district on Sunday morning.  

“We compromised to let Masood Azhar go after Indian Airlines hijack. Lesson? Never compromise with National Security,” the Congress General Secretary says. “Masood Azhar’s Jaish-e-Mohammad behind the attack. Of course with full connivance of Pakistan Establishment.”

“Should also look at the failure of the Army to protect its Army Camp near the LOC.” "Pay homage to the Martyrs in Uri. GOI must strongly build International pressure to isolate Pakistan”, the Congress leader adds.

11.23 a.m.

Dinakar Peri reports: Mortal remains of the soldiers being flown to their respective destinations by IAF An-32s.

11.13 a.m.

Sources say the Prime Minister will meet top officials, including Mr. Singh, Mr. Parrikar and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, at 11.45 a.m.

11.10 a.m.

A team of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) is expected to visit Uri to gather leads and other evidence from the terror attack site.

10.45 a.m.

Rajnath Singh chairs high-level meeting at North Block; NSA Ajit Doval also present

11.00 a.m.

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, along with Army chief General Dalbir Singh, pays tribute to the 17 jawans. Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti also pays tributes to the martyred soldiers. Ms. Mufti had said the attack was aimed at “triggering fresh violence and creating a war-like situation in the region.”

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